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You exercise your body to stay physically in shape, so why shouldn't you exercise your brain to stay mentally fit? With these daily exercises you will learn how to flex your mind, improve your creativity and boost your memory. As with any exercise, repetition is necessary for you to see improvement, so pick your favorite exercises from our daily suggestions and repeat them as desired. Try to do some mentalrobics every single day!

di-aph-a-nous

adjective :: Allowing light to pass through, as porcelain; translucent or transparent; pellucid; clear.

"This beautiful and diaphanous quality of the Rocky Mountain streams prevails for a long time after they have mingled their waters and swollen into important rivers." --Irving, Washington

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plan-gent

adjective :: Beating; dashing, as a wave. Loud and resounding.

"She moans along with the woman who is singing -- wailing, really -- her hands gripping the steering wheel to the plangent cries of the singer and the sobbing of violins." --Alice Walker

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con-com-i-tant

adjective :: Accompanying; conjoined; attending.

noun :: One who, or that which, accompanies, or is collaterally connected with another; a companion; an associate; an accompaniment.

"It will be forgotten, on the one hand, that jealousy is the usual concomitant of love, and that the noble enthusiasm of liberty is apt to be infected with a spirit of narrow and illiberal distrust." --Hamilton, Alexander

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A preposition links together an object with a phrase to act as an adjective or adverb. For example, in the sentence "She eats a jar of olives," the preposition is "of" and the object is "olives". Together they form the prepositional phrase "of olives," which acts as an adjective, modifying the noun "jar".

The prepositional phrase can also act as an adverb and modify a verb. For example, "The jar is on the table." In this case, the prepositional phrase "on the table" is modifying the verb "is".

Some of the most common prepositions include: about, above, across, after, against, along, among, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond, but, by, despite, down, during, except, for, from, in, inside, into, like, near, of, off, on, onto, out, outside, over, past, since, through, throughout, till, to, toward, under, underneath, until, up, upon, with, within and without.

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carp

verb :: To find fault or complain.

"Please don't carp at the quality of this sentence."

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